Q. Is laser gum surgery safe?
A. Laser gum surgery is both safe and effective. Lasers have been used in dentistry for decades to facilitate tooth whitening, enhance the bonding of veneers, and improve the stability of a filling. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) uses this same innovative laser technology to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease, without using scalpels or sutures. Dr. Thomas A. Bissell offers this gum surgery alternative in Chester, NJ.
Q. Why should I opt for laser gum surgery over traditional gum surgery?
A. As it pertains to laser gum surgery, patients report minimal pain and downtime, decreased incidence of gum recession following surgery, and an immediate reduction in the inflammation caused by gum disease.
Q. Is it true that laser gum surgery can reverse the effects of bone disease?
A. Yes, the laser can be used to stimulate the bone and tooth root during the surgery to start a process that encourages the regeneration of bone and tissue reattachment. After laser gum surgery, your condition can progressively improve. This allows Dr. Bissell to save otherwise hopeless teeth.
Q. Who is a good candidate for LANAP®?
A. LANAP® is a safe and effective treatment for almost anyone, as there are no contraindications. In addition, the laser allows Dr. Bissell to control and minimize bleeding. Patients who experience dental anxiety are also great candidates for LANAP® because there are no incisions made during laser dental surgery. If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation for this gum surgery alternative in Chester, NJ.
Q. Who can perform laser gum surgery?
A. LANAP® should only be performed by a doctor who has been trained and certified in the protocol. Dr. Bissell is trained and certified to perform laser gum surgery.